Dot Watchers - Race to the Rock

the nerd's Photo the nerd 04 Sep 2017

Anyone else watching the dots... 

 

Looks like Jesse had a rough start, 600km behind Sarah!

 

Kevin is doing really well! Lets hope he keeps it together! 

 

https://racetotheroc....com/?embed=yes

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Squier's Photo Squier 04 Sep 2017

Yeah, I'm following too. Kevin doing really well. Lots still to happen.

Not having dedicated checkpoints but having to find an open spot in the small towns to refuel puts a very different spin on it.

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Long Wheel Base's Photo Long Wheel Base 04 Sep 2017

GOOOOOOOOO KEV BENKY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Iwan Kemp's Photo Iwan Kemp 04 Sep 2017

Update from Kevin this morning (who slept in a public restroom last night)

 

"In Nannup now. Last night was a slightly milder version of the previous one, so glad I had a sleep before it. It's super slow in the trails, it's like they were built ten years ago and not maintained once since. So many trees to jump and a million branches to dodge. Feeling better now that the day is getting on. The sun is finally out too, first time! Gonna ride to Boyanup now now and then decide what's next."

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Iwan Kemp's Photo Iwan Kemp 04 Sep 2017

Update 10:14 our time

 

"Good. Just pulled into Boyunup to get food. Feeling good today but it's a very long stretch now, there is a hut in 115km that I will sleep at. Today was good though, good rhythm and nice weather. I also bought some degreaser for my chain, might be the best thing I've ever done!"

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NE1L's Photo NE1L 04 Sep 2017

It blows my mind what these guys and girls put themselves through. 

 

Kevin's enthusiasm is just next level.

 

Sarah is just wow.

 

Another good website to follow it on is https://www.curvecyc...-the-rock-2017 

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NE1L's Photo NE1L 04 Sep 2017

An update from the trail by Sarah Hammond

 

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NE1L's Photo NE1L 04 Sep 2017

Race to the Rock Raw #17: Kevin and Sarah have a chat in second and third place

 

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Iwan Kemp's Photo Iwan Kemp 06 Sep 2017

16:15 today our time - update from Kev

 

"Had a huge Chinese dinner and have just been repacking my bike and getting rid of anything I don't need. The race changes to how much we can carry now. Adam and I managed to sweet talk the Chinese places owners into letting us sleep on their floor so doing that now, so nice of them! Will head out at about 2 for a 250km day and then the next is 340km or so. So now is when it all counts."

 

The leaders have already done the Munga's distance with another one to go!

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NE1L's Photo NE1L 07 Sep 2017

Race to the Rock, Interview with Fernando, Day 4

 

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Iwan Kemp's Photo Iwan Kemp 07 Sep 2017

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Iwan Kemp's Photo Iwan Kemp 11 Sep 2017

Kevin has done 2,351km and is in 2nd place behind Sarah who is seemingly taking a break. 

 

Jesse started 3 days late due a mechanical and is already on 2152km! That's insane!

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Dusty's Photo Dusty 12 Sep 2017

Go Benky. Getting tight!

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Iwan Kemp's Photo Iwan Kemp 12 Sep 2017

You can support the cause here:

 

https://www.givengai...ingforqhubeka4/

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Sepia's Photo Sepia 12 Sep 2017

Very tight indeed.  Possible that Benky may just pull it off.....sprint finish coming up.

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Monark's Photo Monark 12 Sep 2017

Yoh! This is insane.
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